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Triple Threat: Art, Ambition, and Motherhood

Sat, Nov 7, 2015 from 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm PST
1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Bold new personal narratives—a memoir, a novel, and “autotheory”—offer unsentimental, candid perspectives on childbirth, the body, motherhood, aging, and creativity. Featuring three formidable forces in contemporary literature: Heidi Julavits (The Folded Clock: A Diary), Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts), and Elisa Albert (After Birth). Moderated by Emily Chenoweth (Hello Goodbye).

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Please note: Attendees must purchase or pick up their festival tickets at the Portland Art Museum box office before entering the First Congregational UCC (buy online now and avoid long lines!). All signings for authors on the Cole Haan Stage will be at the First Congregational UCC. HOWEVER, all book sales will be at the Powell’s festival bookstore at the Portland Art Museum. Therefore, attendees are VERY STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to purchase books they would like signed by authors appearing on the Cole Haan Stage BEFORE entering the First Congregational UCC.

Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson is the author of several acclaimed books of poetry and prose, most recently On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint (2021). In 2016 she was awarded a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She teaches at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles.

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Heidi Julavits

Julavits_cover_webHeidi Julavits was born and raised in Portland, Maine. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels (The Vanishers, The Uses of Enchantment, The Effect of Living Backwards, and The Mineral Palace). She coedited, with Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton, the bestselling Women in Clothes. Her short stories have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, the Best American Short Stories, McSweeney's, among other places. Her nonfiction has appeared in Harper's, the New York Times, Elle, Bookforum, and the Best American Travel Essays. She is a founding co-editor of The Believer magazine, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and winner of the PEN/New England Fiction Award. She currently teaches at Columbia University. She lives in Manhattan and Maine with her husband, Ben Marcus, and their two children. Facebook - Tumblr
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Elisa Albert

Albert_cover_webElisa Albert is the author of After Birth, The Book of Dahlia, How This Night is Different, and the editor of the anthology Freud's Blind Spot.  Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Tin House, Salon, Time, The Rumpus, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, MUTHA, Bitch, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Post Road, The Believer, and in many anthologies.  She lives in upstate New York with her family. Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram  

Elisa Albert will give a Pop-Up Reading at 4pm in the Graphic Arts Gallery (Main Building, Lower Level).

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